I grew up finding ways to entertain myself and hanging out with my invisible friends. Yes, I am that girl. And I am sooo super cool :)
I always wished that I could surround myself with neighborhood friends, and play the nights away, but I was instead forced to make believe and keep myself occupied.
When I was 15 we moved to a tiny little town and I finally had a neighborhood... complete with my very best friend, Davene living practically next door. It was everything I'd ever dreamed of! Only I was 15, not 7.
Fast forward 9 or so years. I have this nagging need to be surrounded by wonderful people. Maybe it's that inner only child... or maybe it's my lack of quality friends growing up (except of course for those few short years with Davene). Whatever it is, I strive to surround myself with positive, supportive people now. I am blessed to have a small but very close group of friends.
In the spirit of surrounding myself with great people, I have planned a group shoot for October 3rd! This will be an opportunity for photographers of any skill level to come together and become life long friends. Or at least friends for the day while we shoot together :)
One of the things that is really hard about breaking into the photography business (especially wedding photography) is getting a portfolio of work for people to look at. In order for someone to hire you, you really need to have examples of your work for them to see. But in order to have examples, you must shoot. It's almost a catch 22. Enter... Group Shoot. We will have several brides and grooms, complete with hair and make up and beautiful flowers who will be ready to work it for your camera.
If you are a seasoned professional... here;s your chance to have a little fun and do something out of the box and spice up your everyday wedding pictures. If you are brand new and just trying to get started, this is a chance to get some great shots, AND to learn from people who have been in the business.
So what can you expect for $50 one October afternoon? Lots of fun... beautiful models (seriously... I know them... they're gorgeous!)... learning opportunities, excellent portfolio shots... and networking like crazy! I am so excited to meet many of you blog readers and OSP-ers! I am looking forward to this and I hope you'll all jump in and get on board as well!
To sign up, comment on this post with your email and I'll send you a paypal form for payment. Spots are limited (we dont want to totally overpower the models!) so get in there soon!
Seriously... please don't make me take pictures with imaginary friends! :)
And because we all love pictures... here's a shot Erinn of ED Photography took of me for some upcoming things I have planned. And just for the record... I met Chris and Erinn at the last group shoot that I attended. I am so glad to now call them friends!